Summer weather in DC is not a lot of fun. It's really hot and really humid. It's been storming fairly often lately, and when it does rain, it doesn't even bring the temperature down or make it less humid - it stops raining, and its just as gross out as it was before.
Anyway, today after work, Jeff and I met up with other DC-space people for a roof-deck party at AGI (a space company). Shortly after we got there, it started to sprinkle, and then it started to pour. We were standing along a wall that was offering some protection from the rain, but everything else was getting drenched.
Two of the caterers stood out in the rain holding a piece of plastic over the food to try to keep it dry. Very dedicated.
In this picture, you can see people running from the bar when it started to really pour.
Eventually, the wind changed and the wall was not helping keep people dry, so everyone squeezed into the hallway inside. Jeff and I ended up next to an astronaut (one of the ones who had just got back from space, and had been at the Congressional reception yesterday), and had a nice chat with him.
Within about 15 minutes, the rain stopped, and the skies were blue and sunny, so everyone went back outside.
Jeff and I didn't stay long - we are headed to Las Vegas tomorrow for Jeff's MIT Pi Reunion, so we thought we'd better start packing and getting ready!